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  1. Ropey

    Bangkok During the Corona Crisis

    https://thethaiger.com/news/national/thailand-news-today-tuesday-march-24?amp Riot fears reopen ‘closed’ Thai border checkpoints as migrant workers flee Some of Thailand’s recently closed border checkpoints were forced to reopen last night and today as thousands of migrant workers, now unemployed due to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, flee Thailand for their homes in Myanmar and Cambodia. Their numbers and their desperation sparked fears of rioting. In Chiang Rai, the border was reopened after about 100 workers from Myanmar arrived at the Mae Sai checkpoint, only to find it closed. A 28 year old woman in the group, recently laid off due to shutdowns in Bangkok, told reporters: “We must go home, or we will starve to death in Bangkok.”
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    Bangkok During the Corona Crisis

    I've heard it's not uncommon for landlords to charge marked up fees for power/water here. I own, so haven't had to deal with that fortunately. It's not expensive for water/power here by western standards as ssmurray points out, though it's more than I expected coming from other SEA countries previously.
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    Bangkok During the Corona Crisis

    Not true, I'm sure we're all looking forward to enjoying our 3% discount on water and power in the coming months as significant financial relief.
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    Bangkok During the Corona Crisis

    Not anymore, these were one of the first closed, as this was one of the main local transmission of Corona distribution sources.
  5. Firefox is likely your issue, simplest solution is to just browse this site with Safari. It will also help with you not being tracked by ad networks for adult content on Firefox, so won't influence any personalised campaigns if you use FF browser for normal browsing and safari for your adult browsing. You can reset your advertising ID which ad networks use to track your browser visits and sell to advertisers to reset your personalised ads too.
  6. Does the same thing happen when running Safari?
  7. Ropey

    Re entry question

    It's always been my opinion that the Thai govt would lessen the impact of the lack of tourists and keep Thai safer, if they extend the visas of anyone with a valid short term tourist/business visa in the kingdom currently, as they did with the Chinese. That way those requiring visa runs will stay without the need to risk going into a potentially more dangerous country and bringing it back, as well as those tourists who may have planned to go on to Singapore/Malaysia etc but changed their mind and would now stay and spend in Thailand for longer. I would hope this or similar would get implemented sooner rather than later, the economic impact now is starting to take its toll on businesses that don't just survive hand to mouth.
  8. Ropey

    Hiv In Ladyboy Scene

    The testing bias is most likely to be for the professionals, the ones the BMs here are most likely to meet. Another positive for prep before you come. I would assume that it refers to those they tested rather than over ladyboy numbers, because the data on that would be very sketchy.
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    Hiv In Ladyboy Scene

    Yeah that's very true. Plenty of guys here are what I call femboys which is probably a looser term than on this board, they wear makeup and a girl's hair style is all, but this is a fluid as the seasons in Northern climates, Thais have 10 descriptions for different types of gays though farangs only have LBTQI. When I think ladyboy, I mean dress and act like a girl, not a guy in drag, but a guy who lives life as a girl. My experience here leads me to believe the bar scene most familiar with board, is but a tiny % of those who are around the country. While I do know ladyboys in professional jobs, and some that are self employed, most are employed in the services/sales industry so probably more forward facing as that's the type of industry that suits that type of outgoing person too.
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    Hiv In Ladyboy Scene

    555 I wish! I live/work in the suburbs of Bangkok and they are everywhere. This is definitely the lowest number I've seen reported before, I had some stats last year from another post someone made, I'll have to try dig it out.
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    Hiv In Ladyboy Scene

    I find this number very hard to believe, it would mean I would be lucky to randomly see one a week in the population, let alone several or more a day as I currently do just going about my business.
  12. Ropey

    Anyone for Cricket

    Asia has many introduced foods, much of the Thai famous food for instance is not actually Thai, it's from Laos, which is where the isan people come from and only nationalised under a govt marketing campaign as 'one people' such as Som Tum, Laab, and most other spicy foods. Muslim foods in Thailand come from Malaysia, which in turn come from Sri Lanka, which is also where the Thai version of Buddhism comes from.
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    Anyone for Cricket

    Crickets are fine, even served in Melbourne and other parts of Oz/Nz. Cricket based flour is also available in many APAC countries. My first visit to Asia, yeah I was scared of the food, but a few trips to Hong Kong and Guangzhou and I've eaten everything from Dog to scorpions to jelly fish tentacles, which all can be made delicious with the right seasoning. These days I eat dog in Korea as they do it best, Scorpion in Xi'an, Snake blood wine in Vietnam, Durian in Malaysia and Sichuan Phoenix Claw at any Yum Cha. You learn in time where does the best versions as your taste adapts. Though I still don't like blood pudding.
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    Anyone for Cricket

    That may be a Cambodian specialty, but the Philippines is the original. It's called Balut.
  15. I use Skyscanner which is an aggregator, but it has some traps such as cheaper flights that don't include luggage or all fees. Especially for regional travel, full service airlines can be better value than budget airlines as they are typically an 'all in price' listed on skyscanner.com and budget airlines still have fees to be added in the booking process, sometimes can come close to 50% of the originally searched ticket price.